Black Big-headed Ant
Spines
Ellura
Muscular Ant
Queen: dorsal
 
    
Black Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)
Species: Black Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES2)
This Photo:     Gaster

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This one was ~6mm long, with the same 2 noded petiole & large head.
The back of the dorsal surface of the abdomen has 2 rear facing spines. The 1st node of the petiole has a vertical projection terminating in 2 spines/lumps.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Sep-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.